Hazmat situation up Silver Star Road

RCMP and hazardous materials trailer at a residence investigating suspected drug lab


The Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP are currently holding the scene of a suspected clandestine drug lab at a home in the 8200 block of Silver Star Road near Ladner Road.

Police attended the home Friday and, after an initial exam of the home, RCMP investigators believed a drug lab may be in operation and enlisted the help of the Vernon Fire Rescue Services’ Hazmat team.

“Given the preliminary findings,the RCMP Federal Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement and Response Team (CLEAR) was called out in order to safely examine the scene in order to search for and collect evidence and make a full determination of the purpose of the suspected drug lab,” said RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

Investigators and examiners with Health Canada are also involved.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


RCMP and Vernon Fire Rescue Services hazardous materials response are on scene at a propery on Silver Star Road.

They are “working on the property,” according to RCMP.

The address is in the 8200 block of Silver Star Road, is before the switchback (just below Ladner Road).

Further details will be posted as they are released.

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